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If your employees are designated as "safety-sensitive" for the Department of Transportation (DOT) - meaning their job can impact both their own safety and the safety of the public - they are required to have a regular physical to be compliant and keep working. A DOT physical follows strict guidelines mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), ensuring that commercial drivers and other safety-sensitive employees are in good health to work safely.
A Non-DOT drug test is a drug test given to a worker in an industry that's not regulated by the U.S. Dept of Transportation (DOT).
There are two worlds when it comes to drug testing. And the difference is how the drug testing is regulated.
The first applies to industries regulated by the DOT. If you're a pilot, a truck driver, or a train conductor, the DOT governs your drug testing.
The second world of drug testing applies to everyone else in non-regulated industries. Testing done on employees in a non-regulated industry is referred to as Non-DOT drug testing.
Non-DOT drug tests are dictated by each individual employer. The employer decides how to manage and run their drug testing program based on their needs. Established companies have this defined in their drug testing policy. The timing and frequency is the employers choice, as is the type of testing. They could choose to test urine, oral fluid, hair, or a combination of the three after taking into account applicable legal regulations and considerations.